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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm PDT
during mayor, ushering the city through bank rupsy, facing off with the lgbt community and recent increase in officer-involved shootings but this arson might be toughest. >> attempt to instill fear failed. >> and he calls it a malicious act. and is leaving the building a turned out shell. this is the latest including someone breaking windows, dumping trash and stealing his motorcycle from city hall. >> i will say the number of acts of vandalism which i have been subjected to causes me to believe this is related to my position as mayor and not as my position as an attorney. >> neither the mayor nor investigators will speculate about why he's being targeted. he's been confronted over several shootings in this city and called on the attorney general to investigate. residents support him. >> he's hoping that things will go well. >> i think it's envelope that this criminal element is running rampant in the city. >> the city is concerned about his safety. >> police officers have provided he extra security. the lieutenant says the possibility of domestic terrorism has not been ruled out.
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Oct 1, 2012 4:30am PDT
middle 80s to possibly middle 90s redwood city could hit 93° today. coast warmer than yesterday, throw upper 70s. a lot of sunshine today and a lot of heat. if you are going to be out in the sun drink plenty of fluids try to find shade, light colored, loose fitting clothing. cooling trend we'll talk about in a if you minutes. >>> good morning. sonoma highway 12 an accident wires down at that intersection. elsewhere earlier accident north 101 at 280 in the daly city area has been cleared. north 101 at cesar shah resident roadwork until 5:00 this morning. marin county, -- shp issuing a team alert -- chp issuing a speed team alert they will be out in force. >>> race against time in the search for two missing fishermen whose boat capsized in the ocean off the san mateo county coast. kira klapper joins us from the coast guard station. >> reporter: the coast guard has been searching overnight, on the water and by helicopter, still searching for those two men missing since yesterday morning. video from yesterday morning after the boat washed up on the rocks 11:30 you can see it crash and over
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00am PDT
had three centers in san ramon and you can cool off in almeda county at three city libraries and the union city sports center. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv." now to an east bay political fight is turned physical. a richmond city councilman is said to file charges for a person who punched him in the head. we have the details. >> you ar ruud, and you are i am polite, and i'm sick of it. >> that's what corky, who is a richmond city council member, said a political rival yelled at him just before he was assaulted. >> the next thing i know i feel this big thud to the back of my head and my neckline and the back of my head and i'm going, wow, what was that? so i turn around to look, and i get a sock right in my right temple here. >> this video supplied to us by shawn of chevron, it shows a man being led away in handcuffs. this was thursday night. it appeared at a council members candidate meeting on the 1100 block of richmond. moore was taken into custody for misdemeanor assault, cited and released. moore who this e-mail in his defense. things got heat
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Oct 3, 2012 1:05am PDT
announcer ] it's on. >> [ yelling] raucous night at the oakland city council meeting where large crowd demanded answers in officer involved shooting. good evening. >> about half of that angry wasd crowd was locked out of tonight oakland city council meeting tlvlt was talk of overflow room but none was made available. abc 7 news reporter was in the thick of it and he's live at oakland city hall for us right now. allen. >>reporter: two weeks ago the same demonstrators forced the city council to cancel their meeting. the plan this time by the city was to limit the thatsd control the crowd. city manager decision to close off the balcony for safety purposes setoff the crowd before the meeting even started. with limited seats overflo overflow crowd refused to watch on tv in a separate room. extra police were called in to guard the doors. l 30. will be no business as usual in oakland until there's justice for. >>reporter: they demand police report on the officer involved shooting death of 18-year-old allen bloom ford. police believe the high school senior had a gun when they shot him last may
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm PDT
city council meeting where large crowd demanded answers in officer involved shooting. good evening. >> about half of that angry crowd was locked out of tonight oakland city council meeting tlvlt was talk of overflow room but none was made available. abc 7 news reporter was in the thick of it and he's live at oakland city hall for us right now. allen. >>reporter: two weeks ago the same demonstrators forced the city council to cancel their meeting. the plan this time by the city was to limit the seating so that police could control the crowd. city manager decision to close off the balcony for safety purposes setoff the crowd before the meeting even started. with limited seats the overflow crowd refused to watch on tv in a separate room. extra police were called in to guard the doors. l 30. will be no business as usual in oakland until there's justice for. >>reporter: they demand police report on the officer involved shooting death of 18-year-old allen bloom ford. police believe the high school senior had a gun when they shot him last may. >> we are just trying to get answers and we s
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00am PDT
county at three city libraries and the union city sports center. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on "see it on tv." now to an east bay political fight is turned physical. a richmond city councilman is set to press charges against a community activists for punching him in the back of the head, and it happened right in front of a police officer. but the activist said the councilman punched him first. abc7 news reporter, thomas ramon, has the details. >> you are ruud, impolite and i'm sick of it. >> that's what corky said a political rival yesterday at him just before he was assaulted. >> the next thing i know i feel this big thud to the back of my head, the neckline in the back of my head and i'm going, wow, what was that. so i turn around to look, and i get a sock right in my right temple here. >> this video supplied to us, shows 72-year-old david moore being led away by richmond police in handcuffs. it was thursday night. it happened at a council member's candidate meeting in richmond. moore was taken into custody for misdemeanor assault, cited and released
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
and morgan hill. you can cool off alameda county at three city libraries and the union city sports center. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> now to an east bay political fight that turned physical. a richmond city councilman is set to press charges against a community activist for punching him in the back of head and doing it right in front after a police officer. but the activist says the councilman punched him first. >> reporter: rude and impolite and i'm sick of it. >> that is the councilman says a political rival yelled at him before he was assaulted. >> next thing i know, i feel this big thud to the back of my head. my neckline in the back of my head. wow, what was that. so i turn around and look and i get a sock right temple here. >> this video shows david moore being led away by police in handcuffs. the assault happened at a councilman candidates' meeting on the 1100 block of brickyard cove. he was cited and released. moore who is an active member of richmond alliance wrote this. i said is pretty mean things calling him a bully and coward
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00am PDT
and ride in a huge group on city streets the last friday of every month. the first year 20 years ago 50 bicyclists took part now it is hundreds sometimes thousands. participants say they do it to make a point with divers to share the road. not everybody sees the message. it can make for a frustrating commute for drivers. then those looking at the bigger picture of how cyclists interact with the city one man told us he didn't like the city's bike plan. >> all day everyday motorists are bullying bicyclists. once a month we turn the table not to bully we are here, respect us for once a month for a few hours. >> one of the problems with the bike plan is it takes away traffic lanes and street parking on busy city streets that creates a problem. an environmental impact. >> reporter: critical mass is typically peaceful, in years past, there have been fights and police have arrested bicyclists for traffic violations and even assaults. san francisco police chief tells us there will be extra patrols on duty tonight. police officers will be out on motorcycles, dirt bikes and on bicycles. critic
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Sep 29, 2012 6:00am PDT
. tomorrow much warmer. we do have fog to talk about from our roof camera not only here in the city and along the coast, but it is all around the bay. almost into concord. clear around the delta. and visibility is reduced in parts of the bay. so temperatures are school. we have mist, plenty of 50s out there, but by noontime it will be sunny, a few patches of fog left over at our coast. 70 #* 70s and 80s around the bay. a quick warmup and we will see the sea breeze confined justify to the shoreline. numbers in the 60s there, 80s around the bay and 90s inland. it's a spare the air day. the sea breeze is week and we are talking about much, much warmer weather the second half of the weekend and into next week. we will look at the seven-day outlook coming up. terry. >> thanks a lot. this morning the woman accused of leaving her daughter behind of a getting caught shoplifting in morgan hill is in custody. 38-year-old marcie keelin was arrested last night inning a nine day odyssey. officers found her in a motel room with a male companion and her 11-month-old son, ashton. she said she would
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. the city council meeting filled with family and supporters accusing city leaders of dragging their feet and releasing details on the may 6th shooting and worse. >> this takes time. >> the city council member says the family deserves to know the truth. so does the public. >> people should let the process run its course its incumbent upon to us make sure we provide with the answer autos howard jordan claims he's doing his best and he leased a report on the investigation and in a statement says this will provide independent facts. >> this one that could have been given months ago. >> and representing the family in the wrongful death suit. he says the police report raises more questions than it answers. >> there is a number of them do not see a gun on the kid. >> the report also states there is bloomford -- in contradiction to other states saying he never fired a weapon. >> they want to know what happened. i'm trying to help them understand the circumstances surrounding their son's death. >> and this is after the abuse settlement 10 years ago. if you like to see the full report in this
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
combination of low temperatures and low humidity there is city leaders deciding there was too much of a danger today. so the park is closed and this is not the only location where activity is being monitored with temperatures climbing the principal isn't making chances and put up shade for students and has them drinking plenty of water. the school has air kng and everyone is taking precautions. >> you limit play. and they don't do the soccer. and some of the sports or activities. and there is a smart move to stay in the shade. temperatures hot enough for public health officer to remind about heat dangers. >> this is important to watch anyone with heart disease and illnesses. they're at a higher risk. >> one of the popular downtown attractions in july is now a big hit in october. >> there is think be maybe it's open, but it's hot today. >> for some there is no escaping the weather. if you felt overheated imagine conditions for the crew on central road. >> it's like a sauna. you know? you don't need to go to a sauna after this. >> this is hot out there. the forecast calls for temperatur
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00pm PDT
to be little relief for some people. >> and san francisco is known as a tollerant city but tonight what leaders said enough is enough whit comes to public nudity. introducing a measure restricting where people are allowed to be in the buff. abc 7 is live in the epicenter often in the castro. people will be surprised to know there is no state law against public nudity. >> that is right. it only deals with lewd, nude behavior, and not nudity itself. last year you might remember san francisco supervisors passed a law requiring nudists to put a towel or something down on the seat before they sit. and the man behind that measure has been pushing for new restrictions. >> on a nice day, this man enjoys baring it all. these a are the so called naked guys. >> this is a neighborhood that has limited public space and our town square is now almost every day a nudist colony. it's not okay. >> the supervisor scott weiner proposed public nudity be restricted to what he calls appropriate venues including bay to breakers, folsom street fair and the beach. he says his district, the castro has seen a
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00am PDT
tied up rush-hour traffic. [horns honking] >> the thrones of cyclists moved about the city in aim less celebration while drivers could do nothing but sit and wait. >> we arely not blocking traffic. we are traffic. >> for drivers, it was putter frustration. at market, we saw one rider reach into a car and tussle with a driver. other people at the scene then pulled the bicyclist away from her. >> you are breaking the law. >> in texas we would shoot your [bleep]. >> san francisco police closely monitored the ride, at one point telling drivers to be patient. >> it happens once a month. >> i wish i would have known that when i bought a ticket that happens to be the 20th anniversary. it's probably -- >> there were moments of politeness. here some riders cleared an intersection to let the cars through. a large crowd road around in circles and then held up their bikes in victory others just took it all in stride. >> it's part of living in the city. >> san francisco police confirm that there have been no arrests. in san francisco, nick smith, abc7 news. >>> a lot of demonstrations took place in
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
city vehicle collided with and the public works truck careened on to the sidewalk and hit two pedestrians one shattered a glass door and cutting his head. >> the gentleman body half was inside and half outside. and then, the door was open. so she she fell inside. and in addition, all six went to the hospital. >> and the streets of san francisco will be overrun by children on two wheels tonight. 10,000 cyclists may clog parts of the city during critical mass. there is a live look along embarcadero right now. there is where this begins in one hour. and this will be huge. >> that is what we're expecting. there is a small crowd if we're going to get to 10,000 we're going to show up in big numbers. earlier we spoke with riders and police about what to expect. >> on the 20th anniversary of the ride one of the people who participated in that one says he suspects it will be a peaceful pedal around the city. >> it's been peaceful. and there has been incidents there is attention calling it a war. >> there are bicycles and cars at war? no. we're not. we have to share the road. >> chris c
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Oct 3, 2012 5:00am PDT
extension. he has made no secret he would like to take the team to san jose the city officially declared san francisco, giants' territory major league baseball looking at the issue for three years. wolf said if they don't make a decision soon, take it off the table, either hit it or quit it, i don't want to sit around waiting for the commission to make up its mind. the a's face a fine if it leaves the coliseum early and there is no place to go. no stadium in san jose that can handle a mlb team. it would take years to build. mayor quan is hoping to build a stadium in oakland maybe jack london square. for the time being looks like five years the a's will be staying in oakland. game today 12:35 against the rangers for the american league west title who would have thunk that? >> that is not the only exciting thing to do over the next few days and weekend. the america's cup racing is on the water this afternoon at 4:00, 11 teams will hold qualifying rounds for the america's cup world series competition that runs tomorrow through sunday. the best viewing from the village at marina gre
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Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
hang on along the shoreline. we'll pinpoint cities, coming up. >>> pardon my foggy voice blame the american league west champions, excuse me. golden gate bridge clear this morning, no fog and roadwork at the north portion of the span you may find yourself down to one lane in the southbound direction and northbound direction until 5:00 this morning. elsewhere, accident southbound 101 cesar chavez in san francisco blocking a lane, chp on scene. roadwork southbound through mill valley those bright lights are very distracting take extra care. >>> it has been a violent night in san jose. police are investigating the city's 35th and 36th homicides of the year latest shortly after midnight in east san jose many officers say a man standing with several people near a residence was hot to death by someone who approached them then ran. in downtown area a fight 100 block of south second street a man died at the hospital. >>> vallejo police investigating a deadly double shooting that may have result from a dispute between neighbors. one man is under arrest. amy hollyfield is live at the scene.
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
they expect this to be packed with pedestrians. so, where to put the bicyclists? city officials are going to try a novel idea. northbound lane on the embarcadero closed down, just for bicyclists. they think it is good because they want to keep them often sidewalk away from the pedestrians. there are -- there are signs around the embarcadero flashing now warning people of how crowded it is going to be. the plan for the bicyclists has not been widely publicized this is a new idea. they are going to shutdown a lane between bay and washington starting tomorrow. really, the message is, just don't even try to drive a car down here on the embarcadero this weekend. the elite flight team will take to the skies saturday and sunday afternoon. some of the pilots say san francisco is one of their favorite cities to fly over. they ever a big event not necessarily the main event. they will be sharing the stage the america's cup semi finals sailing competition is expected to attract huge crowds especially down at marina green. then don't forget about the giants' playoff game tomorrow. crowds on the
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
being allowed in because the city determined high temperatures and low humidity make any activities here too dangerous. it has schools taking precautions and shades are up, teachers encouraging students to drink lots of water. the principle principal cancelled activities such as soccer during recess. and there are water fountains are a popular attraction. >> i was thinking hopefully, it's open. it's very, very, so hot today. >> the forecast calls forts to drop the ranger just told me the park will remain closed through tomorrow. >> and to get relief from the heat crowds are flocking to the beach. check out baker beach. there are people there bravely getting into the water. it's quite cold. and there is a san francisco man arrested for kidnapping a 9-year-old girl is now facing new charges. >> this 25-year-old accused in a second incident this one in daily city. and according to prosecutors he hid in a bathroom and took inappropriate photos of 9-year-old girls by reaching underneath the stall. is he in jail for groping another 9-year-old and carrying her off campus. investigators say
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Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
"american idol," extensions will be pulled. you know, back in july, the city council here in l.a. voted to ban medical marijuana dispensaries. we have 1,000 of them. they were supposed to close, until tens of thousands of signatures were collect and the stores are going to remain open. it turns out, circulating a petition is the only thing pot smokers aren't too lazy to do. and they did it. and the city council responded, and they voted 11-2 to overturn the ban. this is really -- it's great news for the thousands of people who suffer from fake back pain, fake neck pain, fake sleep disorders. also great news for the makers of chex party mix. meanwhile, in colorado, veterinarians there are saying they've seen an increase in the number of docks being brought in for treatment because they're high. the number of dogs being treated for pot consumption has quadrupled since medical marijuana was legalized in colorado 12 years ago. they say there's been a huge increase in the number of dogs streaming the movie "harold and kumar" on netflix. this is how you can tell if your dog is stoned.
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am PDT
most sensitive locks in the city, including the world trade center site. the keys are meant for firefighters and city officials to access electrical panels, elevators and subway stations. a "new york post" reporter bought a set on ebay for $150. scary that can get in the hands of the wrong person for $150. >> that is alarming. >>> it is time, now, for the weather from across this great nation. severe storms, with gusty winds and hail, from cincinnati to pittsburgh and lexington. showers with peeks of sunshine from new york to d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas, georgia and florida. and more record heat in the southwest. >> this great nation. you go, paula. and, my fellow americans, 102 in phoenix. 94 in sacramento. mostly 80s in the rockies. upper 60s and 70s from the midwest to the east coast. >>> and when we come back this morning, the major food recall that just got a lot bigger. >>> also, a recall of some of the most popular cars in america. 600,000 hondas that need a fix to prevent a possible fire. >>> also this morning, here comes money boo boo. honey boo boo and her real
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Oct 6, 2012 4:00pm PDT
>>> blue angels blaze across the san francisco skyline. the city is jam-packed for an eventful weekend. >>> just when you thought it couldn't get worse, prices at the pump reach a record high. >>> a murder mystery. a quiet east bay community, woman is found dead inside her home. abc-7 news starts now. >> ama: good afternoon. i'm ama daetz. more than a million people are descending upon the city by the bay for all the festivities, including the long-standing fleet week tradition. lisa amin gulezian was at the marina green where there's blue angels just flew over. >> that sound can only mean one thing. the blue angel ares are in town for fleet week, and all eyes are on the sky above the marina green. fleet week is a tradition that welcomes the u.s. navy, marine corps and the coast guard to san san francisco. nine american and canada vessels entered the bay and docked at peer 80. causing many to stop and stare because on this day there is plenty to see. >> we came in to see the giants and we came in early to see fleet week and see the blue angels and -- there's lots to do here. >>
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00pm PDT
thrilling stuff. blue angels expected to bring buckets of money to the city. there is already getting congestion out there. officials see a wind fall with the good weather, and events and the visitors deep pockets. >> there is expecting what visitors spend so this is going to mean a lot to the city. >> there are officials say as you're gathering if there is so much going on we barely have time to mention it all. there is all kinds of fun events this weekend. >> and there is just a little bit of a hardly, districtly blue grass. this is just guys that started playing. >> there is san francisco, are you ready? >> ready for what? >> there is fleet week and 49ers playing sunday and giants playing saturday and sunday. there is justin beeber playing saturday. ma donna, saturday, sunday. ucla playing cal. >> there is one million people trying to get from points a to b, then maybe c or d. >> there is here with hopes and fans. >> this is like a rally we're getting pumped up for post season. >> and there is blue grass music in kbronld gate park. there is a estimated 300,000 people. 91 acts. the
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00am PDT
exempt for now. san francisco city says it is a move to get people to be more environmental friendly and get stores to stop using plastic. according to this ordinance stores can only offer paper or compostable plastic bags for customers itch not everyone is happy this is controversial. save the plastic baaco says it is not fair and not a nice way to -- others say it is only an extra 10 cents. >> people want a paper bag, 10 cents, hopefully, it is not too big of a deal. >> reporter: san francisco is a big leader in banning plastic bags the first in the nation five years ago to ban plastic bags at major supermarkets and pharmacies. next year restaurants and bakeries will be clouded -- will be included. retail there's do not comply the new ordinance could -- retailers that do not comply, could face fines. >>> right now the coast guard is searching for two fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized yesterday before noon near pescadero. their 18 foot boat washed up on the rocks two of the four made it to shore they were wearing life jack -- life jackets. kira klapper is getting the
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Sep 30, 2012 2:00am PDT
three city libraries and the sports center. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> well, in vallejo, federal investigators are helping police with a fire they say was intentionally set to destroy the law offices of mayor davis. it started at 1:30 this morning in vallejo. abc7 news reporter sergio quintanna has the details. >> in there was burned out machines and crime scene tape. police say this is a fire that is more than just suspicious. >> because we suspect it is an arson and because we are characterizing this as perhaps a form of domestic terrorism, we involved the atf and the fbi. >> we were able to get a look as they were sifting through the damage. it is clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> what are you feeling about all of this? >> i am not expressing my feelings. i am just telling you they are going through the investigation. we are piecing together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> the fire teams were able to quickly knockdown the flames when they arrived. >> heavy smoke an
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
centers in san ramon. you can cool off at three city libraries and the sports center. for more information go to abc7news.com and click on see it on tv. >>> well, in vallejo, federal investigators are helping police with a fire they say was intentionally set to destroy the law offices of mayor davis. it started at 1:30 this morning in vallejo. abc7 news reporter sergio quintanna has the details. >> in there was burned out machines and crime scene tape. police say this is a fire that is more than just suspicious. >> because we suspect it is an arson and because we are characterizing this as perhaps a form of domestic terrorism, we involved the atf and the fbi. >> we were able to get a look as they were sifting through the damage. it is clear the mayor was still shaken by the fire and didn't want to say much. >> what are you feeling about all of this? >> i am not expressing my feelings. i am just telling you they are going through the investigation. we are piecing together the pieces and we will deal with what we have to deal with. >> the fire teams were able to quickly knockdown
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00am PDT
killed by oakland police are planning to march to city hall this evening to address the city council little. he was fatally shot by police last may. supporters demonstrated last saturday demanding police release their report. he and two friends were stopped and searched the teen was shot three times when he tried to run. police say a gun was found near his body but the family claims it was planted. >>> milpitas leaders considering outsourcing the city's police department that is generating concerns in the community. a group of opponents calling themselves concerned citizens of milpitas vow to attend the meeting in aefrt to block the change. the -- in an effort to block the change. >>> the east contra costa fire district notified laid off firefighters in the state that it is hiring again and will begin recruiting. the district received a federal grant of nearly eight million dollars which means it started filling 15 positions it was forced to eliminate during budget cuts in july. it plans to hire decision al dozen firefighters. half the -- half the firefighters laid off will be coming
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Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm PDT
its first human case since 2005. and there are officials believe he was infected in the city or another bay area county. >> there is another native drawing crowds in oakland it's not the waters drn s sh -- warriors star this, is a little guy he just left his mother's house. so cute. is positioned in the wild australia exhibit going to have up to three and a half acres to roam. >> that would be bad. >> and jaim is joey. joey the joey. >> and let's talk about the weather. >> and there is weather going to be wonderful for joey the joey. and for us humans as well. there is a beautiful shot from santa cruz. there is not exactly beach weather. fog hanging on. high temperatures there holding in the 60s this afternoon z that is all about to change. break out shorts and flip flops. getting ready to hit the beach this weekend it's going to get warm looking from our east bay camera. there is fog there. the corner stayed shallow meaning dense fog again and checking out live doppler 7 and at the coastline, it's foggy now. sunny skies inland. and highs so far running into low 90s coastal area
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Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT
sick lists gather and ride in a huge group an all over city streets the last friday of every month. -- 20 years ago 50 took part knew it is hundreds, even thousands sometimes. participants say they do it to make a point with drivers that they need to share the road. it does make for a frustrating evening commute for drivers. there are those who take issue wu with the city's bike plan which is creating more bike lanes. >> all day long, everyday motorists are bullyinging bicyclists. once a machine we turn the table, not to bully just to say we are here respect our space once a month for a few hours while we take the road. >> one of the problems with the bike plan is it takes away traffic lanes and street parking on busy city streets. that creates a problem. environmental impact. >> reporter: the event is typically peace full in years past we've seen fights -- and bicyclists arrested for violations and even assaults. san francisco list chief tells us there will be -- police chief tells us there will be extra patrols out tonight. critical mass getting started around 6:00, police depart
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00am PDT
embarcadero. city officials are going to throw a new factor in the sidewalk is going to be packed with pedestrians, where to put the bicyclists? they are going to try shutting down a lane on the embarcadero and remember is it just for bicyclists between bay and washington. they believe that's the safest way to go. it is going to make things worse for cars. the message is, do not bring your car to the embarcadero. everyone is coming to watch this. there they are the blue angels. they will be taking to the skies to perform saturday and sunday around 3:00. the elite flight team says it loves flying in san francisco as much as we love watching. huge crowds come out for them. they are not the only game in town this weekend. there will be -- they will be sharing the stage below on the water, the america's cup semi finals sailing competition will be going on expected to attract huge crowds especially at marina green. the races will be at 4:00 today and tomorrow. then 2:00 on sunday. of course, don't forget the giants they have a playoff game saturday. here's a look at where some trouble spots
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Oct 4, 2012 4:00pm PDT
oakland city officials insist the spike in violence will not be tolerated. they pleaded for witnesses to come forward anonymously and help police. five people were killed in oakland over an 18 hour period this week. >> and bart trains running on time this afternoon after a maintenance train and and and again, the trains are running on time this afternoon. >> more west nile virus news that is not good. there are five more birds and a chicken tested positive in five cities. the cities are discovery bay, brentwood, pleasant hill and walnut creek, vector control says the stifeling heat brings an increase in the mosquitoes that spread the virus. >> two people have tested positive this year. >> and there is a class action suit claims the fee is a tax and should require a two thirds vote from the legislature, governor brown calls it a fee to help with the budget deficit. >> and a group of people in the south bay is urging google to remove a video clip from you tube related to a film that is sparking violence around the globe. >> happening now in sharp contrast to violent protests around the wor
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00pm PDT
violation in 2010 bank fraud case. >> at public hearing tonight the san francisco city college board of trustee explained its 14.action plan for keeping the college open. it includes hiring new financial watch dog laying off faculty, closing or leasing some of the properties and refocusing on basic course work. state community college commission has given city college until march 15 to turn things around. >> we are trending warmer. sandy is here with the first check on the weather. >> yes. >> we'll get to you in a secon second. hang on we are coming to you. >> check out live doppler 7 hd we have fog out there. and that fog is already dropping the advice interest around parts of the bay area. monterey bay just over a mile. if we could good to doppler we show you half moon bay with visibility -- i'll toss it back to you. apparently they are having problems. >> if all right. we'll talk about the fog. it's getting dense. visibility right now half moon bay. down to about half mile and temperature at this hour in the 50's and 60's. far inland valley in the 70's. we have some heat com
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Sep 28, 2012 1:05am PDT
case. >> at public hearing tonight the san francisco city college board of trustee explained its 14.action plan for keeping the college open. it includes hiring new financial watch dog laying off faculty, closing or leasing some of the properties and refocusing on basic course work. state community college commission has given city college until march 15 to turn things around. >> we are trending warmer. sandy is here with the first check on the weather. >> yes. >> we'll get to you in a secon second. hang on we are coming to you. >> check out live doppler 7 hd we have fog out there. and that fog is already dropping partinterest around parts of the bay area. monterey bay just over a mile. if we could good to doppler we show you half moon bay with visibility -- i'll toss it back to you. apparently they are having problems. >> if all right. we'll talk about the fog. it's getting dense. visibility right now half moon bay. down to about half mile and temperature at this hour in the 50's and 60's. far inland valley in the 70's. we have some heat coming for the weekend. it will be hot enoug
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Sep 29, 2012 4:00pm PDT
in the city of vallejo. >> reporter: throughout the day, we have talked to a few friends of the mayor who have comprehend out to check out the damage here. of course, they are trying to figure out why and who would possibly target the mayor. of course, investigateddors at this point, while they are simply trying to preserve some very basic pieces of evidence, so they haven't offered any information as to any possible persons of interest or even any reason why this would have happened. reporting live in vallejo, abc7 news. >> thank you. we will stay on it. things are heating up in the bay area today. we are already under a spare the air day. let's go straight to our meteorologist. >> today, actually, very mild in comparson to what we are going on experience as we head into sunday and definitely on monday. live doppler 7 hd showing quite a bit of fog off the coast. an indication of cool air moving in. but, folks, get ready. the winds will shift tomorrow offshore, a warm wind direction as we head into sunday, monday and tuesday. currently, it is 90 in livermore, comfortable in oakl
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
says it is not a nice way to welcome visitors by charging a bag fee. city leaders say the goal is to get -- eliminate plastic bag use. if you forget your bags stores will have either paper or compostable plastic. again it will cost you 10 cents each. >> if people want a paper bag, 10 cents, hopefully it is not too big of a deal for them. >> reporter: some say it could add up over time. five years ago san francisco led the nation by banning plastic bags at major have markets and pharmacies. today it joins 49 other cities by levying this bag fee. next year the -- ordinance will get stricter when restaurants and bakeries will be included in the ban. sue thompson, abc7 news. >>> new this morning, 84-year-old woman being investigated for possible drunk driving after her car hit a head near the uc berkeley campus last night. a man in his 20s was hit in the crosswalk. reportedly in critical condition this morning. the driver was arrested on dui charges. >>> coast guard searching for two fishermen who went missing after their boat capsized. this happened yesterday before noon. you can see in
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
looking at ocean beach, temperatures climbed into the 80s, some cities including santa rosa are seeing triple digit temperatures now there is the hottest day of the year in san francisco so far. and we're live in oakland there is also a lot like summer out there. >> this is hotter, now, the east bay had highest temperatures in antioch and livermore as expected were hottest places. i know because we're there this morning and this afternoon. and there is today, october 1. fall should be inching here but instead, everywhere you went looks and felt very much like a hot summer day. that is the lake in oakland that had a fair amount of people at the beach cooling off today. it was hot in mid-80s but not as hot as it was in walnut creek. we found people dressed for weather and enjoying picnics during lunch hour, antioch very hot z we had no trouble finding people deciding to launch boats one more time or enjoy water sports on the delta. this is where people wanted to be outside, enjoying heat. >> it's way better than typical october 1. >> we're enjoying it. we're going to do something
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
rafael, napa, 58 in the city, the coast 60°. we'll continue to see the onshore push numbers coming way down today compared to yesterday, already 17° cooler in fremont as well as 3° cooler warmer from napa to santa rosa, the trend will be this, low clouds and fog at the coast, the push will continue throughout the next couple of hours, then of course it will retreat, cooler pattern today, the end of the workweek into the weekend not a lot of change more seasonal numbers. then the slight chance of showers mainly in the north bay monday we have an upper level low off the coast, it is close enough to the bay area that it is allowing for temperatures to come down that onshore push and a dose of low clouds and fog sitting at the coast for much of the day. getting to partly cloudy skies later. this will certainly influence our weather through the weekend. not until monday we could see a few raindrops. 63 in the city, 69 oakland, 76 concord, 79 livermore, 77 san say 79, 63 in monterey, looking inland, -- around morgan hill, upper 70s, here's the look ahead, about 80 today should do it. then
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Sep 29, 2012 8:00am PDT
300 cities worldwide as bicyclists celebrate their push for bicycle rights. 6,000 bicycle riders rode their bikes during rush hour. how did that go? >> reporter: the cyclists moved about the city in aimless celebration. while drivers could do nothing but sit and wait. >> we are not blocking traffic. >> we are traffic. >> for drivers it was utter frustration. at market and van necessary we saw one tussle with the driver. >> you are breaking the law. >> in texas we would shoot your [ bleep ]. >> they monitored the ride and they told drivers to be patient. >> it happens once a month. >> i wish i would have known that. it happens to be 20th anniversary. >> there were moments of politeness. at van ness and market a large crowd rode around in circles and held up their bike in victory. others took it in stride. san francisco police confirm that there have been no arrests. >> terry: demonstrations in the mission district, as well. at 18th and valencia a splinter group occupied the intersection by going through traffic light changes. drivers were frustrated but they kept their cool backing awa
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Sep 28, 2012 11:00am PDT
turn. >> we are going to ride around the whole city and see how bike-friendly the city is. >> reporter: henderson teaches geography at san francisco state and studying critical mass. >> my take-away from critical mass is it expands people's sense of what is possible in urban space. >> reporter: he says people who participate in critical mass typically already ride. they tend to feel isolated among cars. he says the event is empowering. >> i do under stand the -- i do understand the concern about the 15, 20 minutes of delayed traffic. i would say if you step back and think about it, twice a day, everyday, there's that kind of delay cars are in crosswalks, blocking muni. >> i think it is cool as long as everyone stays within their bounds and into one gets too confrontational. >> reporter: today's class starts with a guest lecture on safety. burt hill is the chair of the bicycle advisory committee. >> giving right of way, sharing, common courtesy. traffic rules are built around that >> reporter: critical mass has seen conflict in years past. but exciting. >> never done someth
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Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm PDT
want a paper bag, it's ten cents. hopefully it's not too big of a deal for them. >> city leaders hope the new law will force consumers to be more ecofriendly and carry reusable tote bags with them on shopping trips. san francisco's existing plastic bag ban applies only to chain grocery and drug stores. the new law will cover most mom and pop stores, too, as well as the national chains. >>> governor brown today is giving juveniles a second chance by saying no to a controversial therapy and denying children multiple parents. the governor signed a bill that will give some juvenile sentenced to life without parole a chance to earn it, but not before serving at least 15 years. he also approved a bill ending a type of psychotherapy making gay teenagers straight. governor vetoed a bill that would allow judges to decide if some parents should have more than two legal parents. brown still has more bills to sign or veto before midnight. >>> still to come on abc7 news at six, nearly 50,000 people and $120 million in revenue. the big convention that's drawing a huge crowd. the efforts to sav
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am PDT
together, 1 million people expected in san francisco to drive, boat or bart into the city to take part with the high profile events. along with the blue angels, you have the america cup world series along the embarcadero, the hardly strictly blue grass festival in golden gate park. the giants have playoff games at 6:30. both tonight and tomorrow the castro street fair, the italian heritage parade tomorrow. abc7 news reporter cornell is live this morning on how to get where you want to go. that's good information. >> who says there's in the enough to do in san francisco, right, teary? so many events, so many people. as you see, we are live here on the marina green, soon-to-be the center of it all for events like america cup's yacht racing. here you see the event tents already set up. and fleet week action with the blue angels. of course, it will all mean gridlock on the roads where there will be lane closers on the embark dear row. and don't forget the hardly strictly blue grass festival in golden gate park. thousands of people expected to go in as well. some say they are feeling lucky,
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Sep 30, 2012 5:00pm PDT
up dimes when they go to grocery stars tomorrow. a new city law goes into effect tomorrow making paper or recyclable bags your only choice. there won't be plastic bags. they will also betrayed charge shoppers ten cents for every bag they use. >> it will motivate people to be more environmentally conscious. overall i say it's a good thing. >> city leaders hope the extra charge will encourage people to carry reusable tote bags with them when they go shopping. a busy weekend for the governor, who faces a midnight deadline to face a pile of bills sitting on his desk. so far he has vetoed a measure that would have allowed judges to recognize multiple parents if it's in the best interest of a child. the governor signed the fair sentencing act for youth that will give some minors sentence to life without parole a chance to earn parole after 15 years. and a bail requiring parents who choose not to get their parents immunized to sign a statement saying they received a statement about the risks and benefits of vaccines. >> we demand and expect that governor brown will sign these bills into
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Sep 28, 2012 4:30am PDT
are expected to jam city streets to mark the 20th anniversary of critical mass. it began two decades ago when 50 people chose to ride their bikes home from work together. sometimes it numbers in the thousands. it has sparked periodic altercations between drivers and cyclists. no word what might happen. police say they will be ready for anything. >> we'll have extra people with them we use motorcycles, and bikes. >> there's no predicting how many will show up when the ride begins at the foot of market street 6:00 tonight or which streets the riders will take over, so be ready. >>> this morning the investigation continues into a fatal crash in novato that took the life of a 12-year-old girl riding her bike. amy hollyfield joins us from the scene. >> reporter: this spot where she was hit is now marked by flowers and a couple of candles on this two-lane road, including a turn lane busy but narrow street on novato boulevard. she was riding her bike when she was hit. hailey ratliff just moved to novato from new mexico. she wrote on her facebook page that she lived in new mexico all her lif
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Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the neighborhood. they look out for us. >> communicate. that is what city leaders are trying to do. >> many are reluctant to come forward with information. >> there is a effort to reduce crime and there is a a number of those killed by gun violence to 906789 today the department introduced tip watch there is a new tool to fight crime. >> the goal tips can not be identified by police. the information inen crypted and web secure. the service allows information to be sent via text messaging or e mail. and there is saying community involvement is the key. >> there is a shift for those in the community. >> we're look at west oakland differently and bringing economy here. >> making them feel empowered. there is the police department remains under scrutiny. and now, attorneys suing the city have until midnight to file a motion requesting the feds take over the police department. >> and there is killers on the lose after two separate murders last night. police say man was not breathing downtown and there is about four hours later a man shot to death at a birthday party and says several rus
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Oct 6, 2012 8:00am PDT
people are expected to come to the city to take part in an unprecedented of high profile events. blue jells. we have the hardly strictly bluegrass festival. giants have the playoff game against the reds. that is both tonight and tomorrow. castro street fair, italian heritage parade tomorrow. abc news reporter live with what is going on and, you are aware a lot of people want to be at the marina green. >> absolutely. who says there is not enough going on in san francisco. most of it is taking place at the marina green. check out that gorgeous shot of the golden gate bridge. from a few short hours, america's cup race hits the bay and blue angels. air show is expected to thrill. but the sheer amount of people could stun some fans that choose to drive. take public transportation to avoid a gridlock nightmare. are a for the blue angels they fly over the traffic and they hope everyone enjoys the show today. >> what you are going to see, they will come in and alternate. diamond will be precision formation flying. so what the solo pilots do is demonstrate the maximum performance of the fa-18.
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
60s in the city upper 60s oakland, 74 palo alto, 79 in livermore today, gilroy 74. and we are looking at the numbers to feel more like autumn today the warmest day of the next seven numbers cooling further into tomorrow the first portion of the workweek blue angels and america's cup with a good breeze along the bay. >>> still ahead, building catches on fire and a family is trapped inside. the new video showing their daring escape from their third story apartment to get away. >>> first, moving is going green. michael finney takes a look at the new business letting customers make packing eco-friendly. >>> 12 after 6:00 looking at a live picture of the bay bridge there's some trouble there in the east bay in morning there i was bart maintenance vehicle got stuck on the tracks there in oakland. it is now cleared. but the residual affects continue. we are hearing bart delays of about 40, 45 minutes in the east bay keep in mind as you go through your commute if you want to call the boss say you will be a little late, we'll back you up there was a delay. >>> new this morning, toys "r" us is
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Oct 1, 2012 11:00am PDT
city 93. half moon bay near 80° with mid 80s downtown san francisco, low to mid 90s north bay valleys your beaches in the north bay mid to upper 70s today, mid 80s to near 90° along the east bay shore dangerous heat east bay valleys. not too far to go if you want to spend money to stay cool. near 100 morgan hill, gilroy and hollister. near record temperatures tahoe 81, 100 central valley to l.a., 86 san diego, 87 big sur warm at the coliseum tonight, 73° clear sky will cool to 64. lack of clouds temperatures in the 50s and 60s. cooling trend starting tomorrow most prevalent at the coast temperatures back in the 60s, back in the 70s wednesday around the bay back in the 80s where we should be by thursday inland hold steady friday this weekend could be a few degrees cooler than average with more clouds during the morning that will help slow the growth those two days. -- 49,000 viewers have now liked us on facebook because that you are all eligible to enter our sweep stakes to win $49,000. go to facebook.com/abc7news then click the win $49,000 button that will take you to the page where
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Oct 5, 2012 6:00pm PDT
the city's mayor says that praise is appropriate. >> this is a good choice of words describing what happened. someone chose to get involved. >> one of the woman who was held up told me she was terrified. loyal customers say the man did the right thing. >> there is a way to protect himself. he did a good thing, i think. >> police looked at video and investigators say the shooting appears justified. >> there are consequences to actions and this does sometimes end in death. >> the case will be reviewed by the district attorney. >> this is going to be a very busy weekend. coming up next there is a taxi medallions that arrived today just in time to get you around town. >> and i'm spencer christian. special events and activities this weekend will skies be cloudy or blue? i'll answer that in the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> and later the california campaign commercial that is being pulled off the air in part because of the buildings in the background. >> and there is a san francisco ronald mcdonald >> if you spent time in san francisco you no doubt heard the roar. blue angels showed
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
, 80. rapid city, 80. up near st. paul, minnesota, we got some great video to leave you with. we'll take a look at the rest of the forecast in a bit. but for now, that's the big picture, big smile and cheers. let's get a check a little closer to home. >>> all right, this weather brought to you by jimmy dean sausage. i have to say good morning. this is ashland. she wanted to say something to grandma and grandpa. >> hi. >> so cute. big smiles and cheers. everybody happy? we are. back to all of you in the studio. >> bye, ginger. we'll see you later. >>> coming up on "good morning america" -- show me the money, shoppers get the vise of their lives. cash that they didn't even know they had. >>> coffee buzz. the machine created by engineers from nasa and apple, that they say creates the best cup of coffee. i love cash back. with the bankamericard cash rewards credit card, we earn more cash back for the things we buy most. 1% cash back everywhere, every time. 2% on groceries. 3% on gas. automatically. no hoops to jump through. no annual fee. that's 1% back on... wow! 2% on my homemade lasa
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Oct 5, 2012 11:00am PDT
cupertino the city's blue flag at the community center is flying at half-staff today the mayor says it is a great way to acknowledge jobs' profound local impact. >>> union square's newest clothing store is open for business this morning. a japanese store offering apparel in a rainbow of colors it opened before 10:00 on powell street a block south of union square. the new store will have the so-called magic mirror it lows customers try on one jacket and electronically the color to see how it looks in another color. >> fascinating. >>> increasing clouds in the north bay. sunny out there in parts of the bay, as you look towards our high-definition emeryville camera you can see filtered sun. how that will impact the forecast today and the weekend. >>> san francisco's busiest weekend is officially underway. the music is playing in golden gate park, it is great and it is free. i'm amy hollyfield i'll >>> the busiest weekend of the year is in store for san francisco a million are expected to visit. amy hollyfield joins us live from golden gate park. >> reporter: this is poor man's whiskey
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Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
named miko. police and city councilmembers pitched in to offer reward the dog has a microchip. >>> just ahead, major milestone for facebook. the status update mark you canner -- mark zuckerberg made this morning. >>> rare and beautiful sight, a's fans line up t >>> facebook now has more than a billion users. mark zuckerberg made that status update this morning. he acknowledges the company is going through a bit of a rough patch. today the stock is trading about $22 per share down from $38 when it debuted. >>> today at 3:00 on katie top woman at facebook sits down for a one-on-one. chief operator officer sheryl sandberg opens up to katie today at 3:00 followed by abc7 news at 4:00. >>> bay area and baseball world still buzzing over the remarkable aren't by the a's. fans got in line early to buy tickets to see the a's play the tiger in the american league division series next week in oakland. the a's beat the rangers yesterday to win the al west championship, capping improbable regular season most experts predicted the a's to finish last. >> the a's best of pfizer reese against
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